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Maldives Mission hosts "Haveeru Sai" at the United Nations

7 May 2018, New York; The Permanent Mission of Maldives to the UN hosted today, an event entitled "Haveeru Sai" at the United Nations. The purpose of the event was to share information about the sustainable fishing methods, and tuna fisheries in the Maldives, as well as share Maldivian delicacies…

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Maldives calls for efficient cross-pillar coordination in peacebuilding efforts

25 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim today, called for greater coordination between the pillars of the United Nations, so that maximum benefits could be reaped in peacebuilding efforts. Speaking at the Interactive Dialogue of the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace,…

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Minister Asim meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia

25 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia Ousainou Darboe, in New York, on the sidelines of the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace, hosted by the President of the General Assembly. The…

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Minister Asim meets with the League of Arab States

25 April 2018, New York; Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Permanent Representatives of the League of Arab States today, with a view to facilitate greater dialogue and cooperation with the countries of League. The Minister highlighted the historic links between the Maldives and the Arab…

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Minister Asim meets with the Pacific Small Island Developing States

24 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Permanent Representatives of the Pacific Small Island Developing States today, with a view to facilitate greater dialogue and cooperation with the countries of PSIDS. In this regard, he highlighted the close links between the Maldives and…

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Minister Asim met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey

24 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim has met today with the Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in New York, on the sidelines of the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace, hosted by the President of the General Assembly. Both Ministers…

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The Maldives asks the UN to take into account the consequences of climate change and other non-traditional threats, in peacebuilding and sustaining peace

24 April 2018, New York, Speaking at the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace, hosted by the President of the General Assembly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim highlighted the changing nature of threats that are leading to instability impacting the peace and endangering security. In particular…

The Maldives asks the UN to take into account the consequences of climate change and other non-traditional threats, in peacebuilding and sustaining peace The Maldives asks the UN to take into account the consequences of climate change and other non-traditional threats, in peacebuilding and sustaining peace

Minister Asim meets with several Permanent Representatives to the United Nations

23 April 2018, New York; Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim has met today with several Permanent Representatives in New York today, to discuss issues of mutual interest, especially with regard to the United Nations Security Council. The Maldives is campaigning for support in its bid to become a…

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Deputy Permanent Representative

Sunday, 15 November 2009 12:01

Mr Jeffrey Salim Waheed

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations


Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed is currently serving as the Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, having been appointed in September of 2013.

Originally appointed to New York by former President Mohamed Nasheed in 2011, Mr. Waheed’s responsibilities now include overseeing the diplomatic, consular and administrative work of the Mission. Among the substantive areas he is currently focused on are Political, Humanitarian, and Legal Affairs. He has provided expertise on a variety of issues including disarmament, Middle East affairs, LDC graduation and transition, SIDS recognition, and gender parity.

The Permanent Mission is also the Embassy to the United States and High Commission to Canada. As such, Mr. Waheed also serves as the Acting Deputy Ambassador to the United States and the Deputy High Commissioner to Canada, Chargé d'affaires a.i. Mr. Waheed is also a Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives.

Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Waheed worked in the local media in the Maldives, serving as the Editor for a newspaper as well as a News Anchor. He also founded and chaired a non-governmental organization dedicated to healthcare and education awareness programs for seven years and has served on the board of a Silicon Valley Search Engine Optimization Company in California. Mr. Waheed has also worked in a local Maldivian construction company as the Assistant Financial Manager and later as the Assistant General Manager, as well as in the Maldives country office of UNICEF on child protection and nutrition programs.

Mr Waheed graduated from Stanford University.
   

Maldives Urges for Reorientation of the International Fight Against Illicit Narcotics

Wednesday, 07 October 2009 19:00

The Maldives has today urged the United Nations to refocus its fight against illicit narcotics from security protection to enhanced public health. The Maldives made the statement today at the Social, Human rights and Cultural Committee of the General Assembly of the UN.


Speaking on behalf of the Maldives, Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ms. Iruthisham Adam stated, “controlling drugs is not only a security issue. It is an issue that affects families as well as societies as a whole. Hence, a clear and distinct reorientation of the global fight is necessary”. The reorientation, explained Ms Adam, does not necessarily undermine the importance of a consolidated legal framework against drug traffickers but would emphasize the significance of the treatment of drug victims as equally important. Ms. Adam further suggested that increasing awareness among youth on the dangers of drug addiction and a stronger commitment by States to rehabilitate drug abuse victims could enable bringing about this shift. Thus, the Maldives  expressed support to the call made by Mr. Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Direction of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to avoid criminalization of drug victims.

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Maldives Stresses the Pivotal Role of the UN in Reforming the Global Economy

Wednesday, 07 October 2009 19:00

The Maldives has yesterday stressed on the important role that could be played by the United Nations in reforming the global economy. The statement was made by the Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations H. E. Ambassador Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed while addressing the Economic and Financial Committee of the General Assembly.

“The United Nations, as the most representative and universal international body, has an important role to play as we embark to address and remedy the flaws in the international economic and financial architecture that has contributed to the present crisis. It is, therefore, vital that the United Nations renew its efforts to conceive a global economy that addresses the issue of inequality and redresses the global imbalances in the financial and trade regimes”, said the Ambassador.

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Maldives to pursue major economic reform – President Nasheed

Wednesday, 23 September 2009 19:00

In his maiden address today to the UN General Assembly, President Mohamed Nasheed pledged to undertake major economic reforms in the Maldives.

He said that the scale of the economic challenge faced by the country was enormous and that it needed to be addressed directly and firmly.

“The new government is determined to address the economic challenge with honesty and vigour; in consultation with the IMF and World Bank, we have embarked on a programme of major economic reform designed to reduce the bloated public sector, privatise public utilities and promote private enterprise and trade,” said the President in his address to the UN.

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World leaders must seize historic opportunity at Copenhagen – President Nasheed

Monday, 21 September 2009 19:00

President Mohamed Nasheed has called upon world leaders to seize the historic opportunity that sits at the end of the road to Copenhagen climate summit to be held in December.

Delivering his address to the UN climate summit, which is the largest high-level climate conference ever held, the President said the world leaders must “discard [the] habits that have led to twenty years of complacency and broken promises on climate change.”

President Nasheed expressed disdain over how, in the past, the issue of climate change was presented.

He said: “For the past twenty years we have stood here warning you of the threat of climate change.

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